Former AC Milan man Zvonimir Boban has advised the club against re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, explaining that the club is already doing well up front with the likes of Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano.
Boban has admitted he feels such a move would be counterproductive for both Ibrahimovic and the club, who he claims have spent well so far this transfer window. The Serie A club have long been linked with a move for Zlatan, who previously played there from 2010 to 2012.
While Zlatan is considered one of Europe's best, Boban feels that the signing would hinder the likes of Bacca and Adriano from becoming influential players for the club.
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"At this point, Ibrahimovic has nothing to add," Boban told La Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Goal.
"Bacca already plays as centre-forward. I believe a move would neither be positive for Ibrahimovic nor Milan.
"He costs a lot and risks obstructing Bacca's integration. [Bacca] is a great buy who is a complete striker and has good experience. Luiz Adriano has good movement and knows where the goal is.
"With him and Bacca, Milan can play in a 4-4-2."
Despite all his praise for the new signings, Boban also conceded it would be impossible to predict how well the team will do in the coming season.
"Much will depend on how they start the championship. The first matches will be very indicative, but right now I think Inter have built a better squad," he went on to say.
AC Milan finished their last campaign in the Serie A in tenth place, a dismal achievement all things considered. With reinvigorated spirits and a few good signings the team will have to start the coming season on a high in order to compete with the like of rivals Inter and Juventus.
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